Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicSaudi Arabia

Topic: Saudi Arabia

India to begin Covid vaccine exports to Brazil, Morocco, Saudi Arabia & South Africa

Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla said the exports are likely to go beyond shifting parts of supply chains to India, and collaborations, manufacturing and R&D tie ups are expected.

Saudi Arabia redefines its role as world’s defender of Muslims

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is prioritising more secular national interests at a critical juncture for the kingdom. And that may serve him well as the US administration changes.

Biden’s nominee for intelligence chief vows to release murder report of Saudi critic Khashoggi

The report on who was responsible for Saudi-insider-turned critic Jamal Khashoggi’s murder could be embarrassing for Crown Prince Salman & is likely to strain Saudi-US ties.

City without cars and roads — Saudi Crown Prince announces plan for future beyond oil

170-km 'The Line' will be part of the $500 billion Neom project. The linear city will have 1 million residents and create 380,000 jobs by 2030, the crown prince said.

Saudi Arabia’s oil production cuts will protect its riches

By holding back on its own oil production, the kingdom would be able to preserve revenue in the range of $225 billion through to 2024.

Saudi Prince hits a new year reset by making allies not enemies

A new US administration, combined with threats from Iran and a weakening economy, has seen Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s calculations shift to reconciliation.

This tiny Middle East country is a ‘big powerhouse’ & could pave way for better US-Iran ties

In episode 654 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the implications of Saudi Arabia and its allies lifting their embargo on Qatar.

Gulf Arab states agree to restore diplomatic ties with Qatar in US-backed deal

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt signed an accord with Qatar during a summit of Gulf Cooperation Council leaders, bringing the regional split to an end — at least on paper.

Pakistan to Thailand — There is a war on those in exile. And the internet has made it worse

The power of social media is making authoritarian governments silence critics like Jamal Khashoggi — no matter which country they are exiled in.

Another rift in Middle East eases as Saudi Arabia opens its borders with Qatar

Saudi Arabia's decision comes amid efforts to resolve the dispute that’s split Qatar from its neighbors since 2017 and complicated US strategy toward Iran under Donald Trump

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.